Thoughts on frame bags? Are they any useful, or just a gimmick?Do you prefer the looks of the bike without them? Do you ride with a backpack, and if not, why? Are your rides long enough to justify a frame bag, or do you prefer to carry stuff in panniers?Bike storage discussion time.
Rear rack is the most versatile. You can bungee a small pack to it and the weight carries well in that position.
Ew, never use a backpack. I normally use panniers but frame bags look cool.
I want to like frame bags for their look, but I don't really see them as being practical.The volume and weight you can carry on framebags before you turn your bike into a hobomobile is very low, a 20L backpack will equal the volume you can carry while allowing to carry bigger items.I can see the advantages of frame bags in that the weight sits lower and most stuff is easily accessible while riding; except you bork you own access to your water bottles.And once you put a backpack... why even have frame bags? Once you cross the treshold in which volume is better accommodated in a single, bigger bag, the whole point of the frame bag goes away.Aside from all that rambling, you could use a backpack with those belt pouches, but then again I never owned one of these.
I have a frame bag like the one pictured but being on the shorter side it's not really practical for a small frame. I have a small saddle bag for tools, a small topo designs bar bag for snacks or keys/wallet or whatever and then a stem bag if i need to carry another water bottle. On paper it sounds annoying, I get it, but its way more versatile depending on what I'm doing than a frame bag. I rarely ever ride with all three. Also the idea that you can easily grab stuff from a frame bag of style is a myth desu. I do sometimes wear a backpack when I'm doing a more commuter type ride but its never comfortable or ideal. You'll get back sweat even on a short ride, it just gets in the way, too high or two low. Messenger bags solve this kinda but still not practical for anything other than being a fixie dirtbag (former fixie dirtbag myself)
I have a really small bag where I put a spare inner tube, a small pump and hex wrenches, sometimes even documents, keys and cash/transport cards.It's nice to have when you don't want to wear a backpack.It does look quite ugly (like all frame bags) and moves around a bit, but at least it serves a purpose.Full frame bags look interesting, but they need to be taylored to a particular frame and I have doubts over how useful they can be. I don't understand how it doesn't bulge all over and how contents don't pile at the bottom and not smash into the frame
>>1883492I hate wearing a backpack while cycling and will go to extreme lengths to avoid it
>>1883562>I don't understand how it doesn't bulge all over and how contents don't pile at the bottom and not smash into the frameit does and they dohowever, there are full frame bags with internal divisions to prevent this
>>1883482I commute with a backpack because I like to wheelie and jump my bike and would worry more if I had my things in a basket and the weight distribution would feel weird.
>>1883482 (OP)>Are they any useful, or just a gimmick?the former>Do you prefer the looks of the bike without them?of course>Do you ride with a backpack, and if not, why?no. sweaty back, restricted breathing, overall discomfort.>Are your rides long enough to justify a frame bag, or do you prefer to carry stuff in panniers?both. I have a framebag for when I need to carry my u-lock, a saddlebag for when I'm only carrying tools, and a toptube bag for tools + phone, keys, wallet and any other valuable thing that I'd rather keep my eyes on (I've had small saddlebags fall off without me noticing before)I also have panniers for actual, multi-day long rides.
I like frame bags to hold stuff i would normally have in my pockets like phone and keys
Saddle bag is enough for tubes and co2 and shit and is out of the way. For longer trips I'd like to find something small that fits right behind my bigass headtube but I haven't found anything quite right (that doesn't cost $50) yet.
i have a full framebag for my mtb bikepacking or just longer rides so i can carry a lot of water in a bladderbut for daily use i prefer a big longflap or basket bag
>>1883482Very useful and practical.I carry my spare tube Co2 and multitool in it and still have a lot of room for my phone, keys, snacks and a raincoat, gloves,...I love that i can use 1 bag on my bike for everything. I dont like to put stuff in my jersey or ride around with a backpack.And i think a bike without a saddle bag just looks much better.
>>1883482That setup looks silly, how do you get a drink from the downtube bidon? That doesn't look like a side entry cage. If everything else fits then they are probably pretty useful. (lol, now I understand why side entry cages exist.)
>>1883692>how do you get a drink from the downtube bidon?easy, just bend the shit out of your bottle cage and squish the shit out of everything inside your framebag
>>1883482I like a having at minimum a small saddle bag or similar. Preference is to keep all the common things necessary to keep the bike on the road are stored on the bike.I love the half frame bag for this. In addition to tools it's nice just to have a quick access spot on the bike so I can ditch the contents of my pockets, keep a gaiter handy, etc. Honestly on bike storage is just a quality of life upgrade because as is echoed by many riding distance with a back pack kinda sucks. Sweat, ergonomically if the pack is stiff and handling if the pack is heavy. A rack/basket is more flexible for the commuter stuff but contained storage for the always needed small stuff is great.
Had one custom made. love it, it's only 6.5 litres, but it pretty much carries all my daily essentials including tools, spare tube, keys, phone, lunch etc. Also when bikepacking it keeps smaller heavier items in the centre of the bike which helps with balance.
I tried to use a half-frame bag last ride. It really wasn't for me; getting bottles out is just a nuisance (I can get the one on the seat tube, but the one on the downtube, only if I stop)."Just get side entry bottle cages""Just get different bottles""Just change your whole setup"Yeah no. My back pockets can fit enough snacks, pump goes in frame and spares in saddle bag. The investment is just too big.If I need to, I'll get one of those rucksacks and be done with it, I thought you could access the bag while riding with ease, and you kinda can, but it doesn't fit a lot of stuff and even then, I might as well just go full TT and slap snacks to top tube.
>>1883482i rly love themi put the shitty little chinese triangle velco ones on all my bikes for carrying my spare tube, lights and snacksim looking to buy a bigger one
>>1883583basedthis is the best use for a backpack
>>1883482i put one of these little £3 triangle pieces of shit on all my bikeswould recommend it, i think its much neater than a saddlebag and possible to access while ridingbuild quality is ok nothing crazy you can tell its cheap but none have failed me yet
>>1886580bought one of these and it was fucking awfuljust built like absolute shit and gets in the way of my knees and fork, wouldnt recommend
they're handy, seat bags too. i have one of these handlebar bags too that holds a bunch of stuff, i'm surprised that its nearly waterproof.
>>1886580thinking of buying one of these to fill the gap in front of my bottle cage and triangle bag
>>1886590or maybe i should get one of these to fill the whole frame and just put my drink in the bag, thatl keep mud off it too
i think one of these would be a good way to use my phone for navigation with a power bank insidei have a handlebag phone mount but my phone gets filthy and doesnt fit well
>>1886585is that a frame bag?i was tempted to buy one because they look really convenient but i have this folding basket and learned the hard way that adding weight to your bars makes the bike handle like fucki faceplanted while trying to trackstand because of the weight on the bars
>>1883482these are on their way from ebay landshitty rack and the one of the cheapest pannier bags i could findmight be awful might not il find out i guessid definitely like to get proper pannier system one day thoughone where the individual bags can be quickly unhooked and carried with shoulder straps
>>1886606no its a handlebar bag, but it holds everything well (wrench, multitool, tube, tire levers) just in the main pouch, so i've still got room. my unscientific water test was checking it after a 3 hour downpour, everything inside was completely dry.>https://www.amazon.com/Roswheel-Capacity-Handlebar-Bicycle-Accessories/dp/B01NBELCW1/i'm not sure this is even the same brand cause theres so many clones on amazon but it was $15 and looks exactly the same.ouch to the face planting, i've done that before trying to bring groceries home hanging off the ends of the handlebars, its shitty even at low speeds.
>>1886610sorry handlebar bag is what i meant to say lol
If like me, your knees practically rub on the top tube, you're gonna hate framebags A carradice style saddlebag, supported by a rack, is underrated.
>>1886610>its shitty even at low speeds.low speeds is where it fucks youat high speeds youre pretty stable but at low speeds weight on the bars or fork can really throw you off balance
>>1886608Do yourself a favour, cancel those orders, order a proper rack with a rail for hooking panniers on and some rhinowalk bags.
>>1886614based hobobiker>>1886616its too late they have already been posted and im too poor for anything elsei gotta carry my shopping mang
>>1886608That is indeed a shit rack, not because it's cheaply built, but because it's badly designed. >>1886606It depends a lot on the bike. Many bikes ride quite well with a front load. Also that specific folding basket is flexy and sways more than something simpler, which makes it ride a lot worse. Imo front baskets should either be zip tied directly to swept bars, or, attached to a sturdy rack, or both.
>>1886619whats bad about the design? it looks similar to most racks i see
>>1886620The rack top is detachable. This makes it far less rigid, so it'll flex and sway more. Sometimes you see this kind of thing on a rack which is more adjustable, but in this case it's purely to make it cheaper to ship flatpack. Good racks aren't like this. It's also designed for a disc bike, with the recessed mounting point. If you have a disc bike this is fine, possibly necessery, even then, better to avoid if you can. If you don't it's the wrong rack. The recessed bolts are harder to torque, you can't use a multitool with them, need a long handle allen key, with something else over the other end for more leverage, and if the bolt heads ever strip out, you can't slot them or use vice grips. And this extra beam on the rack makes it flexier.
>>1886620I also hate the pletscher thingy and they can be fucking annoying to remove. You need to hacksaw them off and be careful of the spring tension snapping at you.
>>1886618Bro you can get better racks from ali express and I would be shocked if you couldn’t do it cheaper too
>>1886618>im too poor for anything elseIt's fine for now, imo just keep an eye out in garage sales, dumps, and online etc for a good old rack, bor yueh, blackburn, etc. Old racks are often free or scrapped for no reason. That's the actual good poorfag option.
>>1886641that is an aliexpress rack i only ordered from ebay because i dont want to wait a month>>1886652yeah i tried looking for a second hand rack but couldnt find shit
>>1886627yeah my bike has disks, i didnt even know that mattered though so thats lucky
>>1886656sometimes it doesn't just look and you can pretty easily see if a straight arm up from the boss is gonna hit on something or not
>>1883492>BackpackHave you ever biked with a backpack for more than 15 minutes in ANY climate?I'd rather take a walk.
>>1887086I always ride with a backpack, no matter the distance or weather, carrying ~2,5kg of stuff on average. I don't think I have walked out of my house without my backpack in the last 3 years, since I started uni.No problem whatsoever. I don't think I sweat any more than I would otherwise.Grow some muscles, strawman.
>>1887086Git gud backlet, 15 minutes is nothing, I'm a courier that wears a loaded backpack for half my day. Then again, I was forced to be stronk during my time in the Marines where I wore a backpack for days. Backpacks strengthen your core and back muscles. Type of backpack, how it's worn, the straps, and its back support also makes a huge difference, shit tier backpacks are painful to wear, balance the weight poorly, and back sweat like a mf
>>1887086I do on a constant basis, fuck framebags, they only make getting to my water harder.
>>1887100>Grow some muscles, strawman.>>1887110>Git gud backletPic related.Only some 60kg something cyclist would think that one needs to be strong to carry a backpack and that strength is the complaining.>>1887118>framebagsI tried them. But i have never found big enough bicycle frames to put begs on it and not get them in the way of my feet or knees.I dream of being able to use panniers.
>>1887258don't worry arguing with nobikers anonanyone who actually rides knows riding with a backpack is awful
>>1886608ok i got it and installed itthat rack doesnt seem too bad but the bag fucking sucksits so much bigger than i thought it would be my heels fuckin hit it while im pedalingit looks so bad too my bike looks dorky as fuck now
>>1887258>Pic related.>boasting about backfat and zero shoulder definitionbacklet confirmed
>>1887282lm,ao should've gotten the chad front rack instead of the virgin back rack with gay panniers
>>1887294front racks are cool looking but they make the bike handle like garbage with all that wight on the front wheelim gonna keep this flimsey rack for now untill it probably rattles to death and buy an actual good pannier bagjust a small single side one that can detatchthat shit should be good
>>1887282my bike looks dorky as fuck with this thing on lolfuck this thing its huge
>>1887354im buying this pos next to go on my shitty aluminium rack nextreviews say its fine and it looks like a more sensible side than this dumptruckil replace the rack with a good steel one when it rattles apart or bends under the weight of my shopping
>>1883570>>1887086there are lighter types of bags than backpacks. a frame bag can be useful though if your stuff will fit in it, no need for the extra weight and aero penalty of a rack (or use both if you need even more storage capacity), especially if your frame can fit a bigger bag
>>1887610>>1887611these pics look gay as fuck but a bag like that does look pretty comfy
>>1887812>a bag like that does look pretty comfyI was thinking the complete opposite. It looks dorky, small and uncomfortable. Only reason I can think of to wear a satchel on your chest is to ward against pickpockets.
>>1887610>for when you want the worst parts of a backpack and a messenger bag in the same bag>>1887611>fanny pack + autismo strapsjesus, the lengths people will go not to put a fucking basket in their bike
>>1883482can someone recommend me a cheap steel rack thatl fit a 29er with disk brakesideally something narrow and kinda minimalistic all it needs to do is carry small pannier bags
>>1887822but fanny packs are unironically cool again
>>1887820>>1887822you people talk so much trash when you don't know shit and haven't tried it yourself. it's not like having a basket on your bike looks less dorky. there are pros and cons and different preferences for different situations. your specific solution doesn't always have to be the best.https://www.quora.com/Why-do-people-prefer-messenger-bags-over-backpacks-Just-fashion-or-are-there-practical-benefits?Share=1
>>1887964>>1887965>>1887967>>1887971>>1887972this is the kinda shit effay fags would post and call /cyclecore/
>>1887977A messenger bag is what I ride with daily. Well, one that's big enough to actually carry a bunch of stuff. That Citizen bag has surprisingly little room for how big and bulky it is. >>1887972 this one looks like it could hold one modern smartphone.
I hate angloid "hobby cyclists" so much. it's called a basket you brain dead freaks.
>>1887977the point is that you don't need an xbox hueg backpack that's legitimately uncomfy. there are different types of bags that are viable for wearing while riding a bike if you're not a little bitch.
>>1887983baskets only work on bikepaths n shit i gotta ride on the road and offroad n shit
>>1887984id rather wear a normal packpack i thinkanything you carry in that thing could just go in a frame bag
>>1887986I hate angloid "hobby cyclists" so much.
>>1887983a basket is unaero as fuck it's not practical for riding at higher speeds/longer distances
>>1887990the fuck are you talking about
>>1887992bruh what ?lots of tourists use baskets and there's no more of an aero penalty, with it loaded, than a bag there.
>>1887353>front racks are cool looking but they make the bike handle like garbageit depends on the bike and it really depends on the front rack. If the load sways or flexs much then it's gonna absolutely fuck your handling but front racks can be quite stiff. On my touring bike adding a front rack/load will actually make it ride better, when it's loaded in the rear as well. And if you go just front, you can still climb out of the saddle, whereas just rear will swing wildly doing that.
>>1888007a frame bag or a small bag that you wear is obviously lighter and more aero you're on ridiculous levels of cope
>>1888009i often ride with frame bags or wearing a small bag though, i see the advantages. Doesn't change the fact that baskets can be part of excellent touring setups and are extremely useful generally
>>1887983your beer would get all bruised and shaken up in a basket
>>1888013Nah bullshit lol maybe if you live on a dirt road.
I think you have a misconception about baskets. They aren't flimsy standalone things, like wicker hung off the bars, or one of those BSO headset mounts. Good baskets are just an extension of a sturdy rack. Which can usually also have panniers on the sides.
they're most appropriate for people who have expensive fullsize front racks, surly, tubus, etc, or, on the rear for stepthrough/mixte frames
>>1883482probably the are a scheme to erase your frames paint work
>>1888043just tape your frame, even GCN tells you to tape it and they pointed out when they made a mistake and ruined the paint on the head tube
>>1888043i ride and maintain my bike i dont care if it has a few scuffs on my ugly stock paintjob lol
>>1888052aaaaaaAAAAAAAAAA MY SHINY PAINT NOOOOOOyou sound like carffags loli bet your gears and tyres are shiny lol
>>1888013beer in back packuseless waterproof clothing inna basket
>>1888054copeit's common advice, some guy on the francis cade channel had it taped too
>>1883482my chinese garbage of the daymy little £3 triangle frame bag is running out of space now that i have a lockmy pump clamped to my seat tube and any drink i put in my bottle cage gets coated in mud cos rural bongland lolim gonna buy this bullshit off aliexpress it looks goodshould fit nicely in my framebottom compartment for pump toobs lock lights and other bullshittop compartment for drink and snacks lol
>>1888017nice rigi have a swift zeitgeist and a fab's chest memebag but really want to pick up a camo carradice super c when i have money again
>>1888065that's not my bike the other one is though. I do have a couple carradice bags. Real nice. They're the classicer ones but i like the midschool super c look a lot too.
>>1888052>>1888056>my beloved internet celebrities do it so everyone must do it alsosad
>>1887942yeah, merchants now call them "hip packs" and advertise them on youtube so the retarded cattle started buying them again>>1887959messenger bags are good. they have big capacity, huge side access and they don't slide aroundthat memeshit you posted doesn't do either, it's for insecure vain faggots who care more about appearances than practicality
>>1888090No one who voluntarily wears this >>1887611cares about appearance.
>>1888098oh you'd be surprised
>>1888099whoops forgot my pickfannypacks on your chest are a thing nowif you're a big enough brand you can convince the world to wear pretty much anything
>>1888090you're being ridiculous. the point is that they're lighter and less restrictive than a backpack, so that the autistic dipshits with the strawman argument about wearing a backpack on a bike get rekt, while those bags still have at least a capacity comparable to a frame bag.
>>1888016let me guess, is it a Special Basket From The Japanese Homeware Store attached with Zip Ties But Not Normal Zip Ties ahaha, The 50kg Rated Zip Ties From The Specialist Hardware Store?you've also got it wrong and you're honestly just as bad as the frame bag homosexuals.
>>1888273no it's part of an old shelving system I don't see why you find strong zip ties offensive lad
>>1888057can you tell us the weight please? i'm interested but there are two models that are very similar to each other, BAG012 polyester and BAG209 nylon+PVC waterproof. the PVC version seems to be more rigid and nicer to use but it weighs 470g which is over 200g more than my similar size trafellows bags (discontinued). the polyester might weigh a lot less and be a better match visually with clothing and other bags. on aliexpress the newboler official store have different listings, one where the BAG209 has a width of 6cm instead of 8cm (a customer review, poorly translated from russian, also mentioned that it's 6cm) so the overall dimensions seem very similar.
i have waterproofing spray so i could deal with the bag being less rigid and less water resistant if it's significantly lighter
It's been months ago, but one anon promised a tutorial on how to make a frame bag. His looked pretty decent, always black Xpac on old Miyatas.Did he ever deliver?
>>1890802Not what I asked, bud.
>>1888057it just arrived along with my hanger alignment toolquality honestly feels quite good by my chinese crap standards especially for £13seems like its a good size for my mountain bikes frame and will have pleeeenty of room for all my junkidk how waterproof it is rly but it feels like waterproof materiali think it looks quite attractive too itd suit my bike wellwill post pics when i install it on the bike tomorrowalso i was under the impression this thing had two compartmentsits actually one big compartment and the lower zip is a side pocket i probably wont use for much as i think thatd bulge out the side into my cranks maybebut the main compartment is huge so im not fussed>>1890709its thishttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/32845043562.htmlidk the weightdoesnt feel very heavy to me but im riding a mountain bike so my standards for weight are prettymuch nonexistant, same for aero but if you give a shit about weight id imagine your a roadie ho would find anything like this heavy and not aero enoughmine is the ployester version btw>>1890710that sounds like a good option
>>1890709oh and i think if your looking at a frame bag this big then you must be wanting to carry alotta junk with you so the wight of the bag probably isnt going to make much differenceif weight is really that important to you i think youd be better off just trying to carry less with you than worrying about 200g of bag
>>1891326looks nice. i heard back from the seller. these weights are probably including the straps because i've seen 470g and 210g listed in descriptions. this is a good chunk of weight difference for a similar size bag. the polyester bag will probably require modifications to make the straps work the way i want them to, it doesn't have the bottom rear mounting point like on my trafellows bag, but oh well.>>1891329this will be for carrying mail parcels (i sell online) so i don't have much choice. the boxes/envelopes will usually be almost empty with some bubble wrap so they won't weigh much but they'll take up space inside the bag. i plan on using releasable cable ties with handlebar tape glued on the inside of the cable ties and with clear duct tape on the frame to try to protect the paint. with the releasable cable ties i don't think it will take too much effort to take the bag off for leisure rides or for carrying smaller loads in something like a messenger bag, chest sling bag or my jacket pockets. this will be much lighter and more aero than a rack with pannier bags for instance.
I need a half-frame bag for my Giant Revolt XL, which one will fit?
>>1891619This would be the obvious choice, but anything with these dimensions or smaller would work: 50 x 6 x 14 cmhttps://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/giant-h2pro-frame-bag-2021
>>1891436i see idk if a frame bag is the best choice for parcels and letters
>>1883692Get a sideload bottlecage, dum-dum
I've got a Cannondale Topstone S aluminium frameAre there any half frame bags that fit and cost below €100?
>>1891326i just installed it but my phones still broked so i couldnt take a picit fits in the frame of my mtb perfectly and looks rly good i thinkhas plenty of room for my junk and leftover room for a bottleif i leave my lock behind theres room for lunch toohanger alignment tool hasnt improved my issues though unfortunately
>>1888057i really like itfits my frame perfectlyi think it looks good from this side too
>>1893131the backside not so muchmakes my bike look like an ebike loli gave my little triangle bag to my mum and she really likes iti think bikes should just come with frame bags by default its like how all cars have a trunk, why not have a storage space yknowcant wait for my chinese panniers to arrive too
>>1893131>fits perfectlyHow do you bike? with such impaired sight
>>1893155wtf you mean?it literally fits snugly in the frame
>>1893159He is surprised your $10 chinkbag does not fit as well as a $500 custom made bagHe is also a faggot
>>1893186honestly the state of this board
>>1893188Have you seen the 30k bike thread?
Oh god it just downed on me, I ordered a link remover and it said "add x $ for free shipping" and I added a triangle bag to top it off......I don't know what size it is... fuck.I hope it is one of those purse sized ones.
>>1893191oh fuck every review with photos have a different bag, oh fuck what the fuck did I do?
>>1893186It looks like utter shit, which doesn't mean a lot when we're talking about frame bags. I mean, thank god it's only 10 bucks, because it sure looks like it should cost half of that (the Shimano framebags come to mind).
>>1893189no and i dont want to>>1893193who the fuck cares, im not some dentist on a carbon gravel bike i just care that it worksshow us your bike fag
>>1893191show pic of it?>>1893192oh god, please post a screenshot i rly need to see thisyour talking about aliexpress right?
>>1893195a local equivalent, the variety is amusing...https://www.trendyol.com/epic/bisiklet-kadro-arasi-su-gecirmez-ucgen-canta-p-42540018/yorumlar?boutiqueId=61&merchantId=519565
>>1893200motherfuckers seem to have never shipped the same bag twice......well at least it is a hardware shop, I'm fairly sure about the link remover. But fuck me, I hope I win the lottery.
>>1893200omg lolwonder which one youl get
>>1893313and yet ive already filled it up lol
>>1893317maybe a bag for under the seat? those can be pretty big too
>>1893321nah i have an aluminium rack i need to get round to reinstalling and a pair of >>1887361 on the wayim personally not a fan of saddlebags and i cant really say why they just look awkward to me
>>1893200there are different sellers, you can filter the reviews by "buying from this seller" and the two reviews with pics are consistent with the pic in the listing
>>1893340It is the same seller, I cancelled that shit and went to decathlon like a normie.
>>1893950we all need a trip to decathlon every now and then
>>1883482i just got one of these because id rather have my phone safely in a bag that all exposed and precarious in a phone holderits shit thoughcant get it to fit my bike at all and my stupid suspension fork hits it when i turnplus the phone holding part just velcros on so it moves around alot and will probably just fall offcan anyone recommend something like this but not shit?i dont care for the side bits i just want the phone holding part with some velcro straps
>>1888258>the point is that they're lighter and less restrictive than a backpack...so get a smaller backpack?>while those bags still have at least a capacity comparable to a frame bag....so get a frame bag?sounds like a problem looking for a solution ie consumershit
>>1895175the only good phone mounts are the ones that attach to your stem with a garmin-like mounting system
>>1883482With a frame bag you basically confirm you're a larper with a $3000 bike you don't ride for more than 20 miles at a time.I want one so I can larp tho
>>1896694what makes you say that? framebags are pretty commonplace and very popular among poorfags
>>1896695no its a Kakaruwai
>>1887611Chest rigs are good for carrying/accessing a handgun, but not much else.>>1893132If you don't remove it often, trim the straps on that side. Not much, just a 1/2" or so.Or if the complaint is that you have a feature-less black triangle, get a patch or two to sew on there. You can do it with a normal/hand sewing needle & some fishing line--the clear doesn't spoil the look of the patch. Or if you must, you can buy monofilament thread (but it's literally the same thing as fishing line).>>1896694Worst take in the thread. That's some distinction.>>1888273>honestly just as bad as the frame bag homosexualsThis guy gets 2nd.
>>1896694mine costed £14its extremely useful i think everyone should have one
>>1896741straps are already trimmed as short as id like to gopatches are a good idea tho!
>>1887610> beard and goggles not included
Here's the deal for me:My bike has 2 bottle cages, and I own a saddlebag big enough for my spares and some snacks. The pump goes in the downtube, everything is dandy.However, I don't like the looks of shit strapped to my bike, so I get the shit in the saddlebag into a old bottle I recycled as a container, whenever I'm going to a shorter ride.If I'm going on a longer ride, or if I'm carrying my lock, I'll just use my good ol' decathlon string bag, and that will hold way more shit than my half frame bag ever could, while being more practical.The venn diagram for when I'd want a framebag is the really small intersection between those 2 types of rides, and even then, I'd rather just use the saddlebag and go on with my day.And framebags look like shit most of the time anyways, even the really expensive ones.
>>1897160u could just put your bottles pump lock and everything in a frame bagkeeps dirt off them
>>1897172Makes it too hard to access them white riding, and it sucks to carry the bike when you can't hold it in any of the main tubes.
>>1897179Just grab the bike by the saddle...
>>1897198sameive always found the cyclocross carry to be rly uncomfortable and tryhardy anwayonly rly works on a light bikemy mountain bike hurts me if i try to do that
>>1897199yeah it looks conspicuous like you stole the bike
>>1897198>just move your whole life around this one decisionNah, my point is exactly that, I don't see the advantage. And I bought a bag myself, at least I tried. Having no backpack is nice, but it comes with too many drawbacks.
>>1887361theyve arrived and i really like themi dont have any working camera rn so cant take pics but they make my bike look alot less dorky than my last attemptmy rack unfortunately doesnt fit my 29er properly so i had to jank it into place so it looks bad even though its a nicer rack
what do you guys think of these? In the summer here, I cannot carry enough bottles for longer rides, and i think filling one of these with ice water would also be nice for keeping cool.
>>1898565I wouldn't recommend it, can make your back muscles ache like a bitch. Just regular water is enough, but keeping those bladders clean, biologically is also a bitch. Just fill regular bidons and put those in the backpack.
>>1898565>>1898567ive been thinking itd be cool to have a tube coming from a bottle on my bike to sipp from would that be a silly idea?
>>1898579i've seen folks put a bladder in a frame bag.
>>18985672.5 liters of water and a flimsy bag will make your back ache?
>>1898565why would you do that too yourself? When you can just carry this
>>1898582The ice cold water makes your muscles catch a cold. Actually it's an inflammation and it is painful as hell and lasts for up to a week.Filling it with regular room temp water is okay but then you have to deal with cleaning the bladder including properly disinfecting it before every use. Also had a nasty trots from a not properly cleaned bidon, summer heat makes bacteria thrive in a frenzy.
>>1898595>thing costs money>upsets retard and yells "jew"
>>1887294chads run both front and rear racks.furthermore, gigachads run a basket on their rear rack, so the front rack's platform is available for oversize loads, like 24 packs of toilet paper.
>>1898609Bro what the fuck. Cold water on your back gave your week long inflammation? Also how the fuck are you going to say you need to clean a bladder more with room temp water versus cold. Also you must have a pansy ass immune system I backpack for a week at a time drinking filtered stream water, not even washing my hands let alone a bladder, and I am never sick.This was a wack ass post son you should go outside more. Picrel is you drinking hot water and instantly getting sick.
>>1898565They've been in use in militaries, marathon runners, hikers, and with anyone who needs a convenient hydration solution. Yes. They are good.
>>1898565riding with a bag sucks and people who do it are retards
>>1898656but there's a difference between a big heavy bag, and a couple pounds of water
>>1898565chalk bags work well on your stem/bars for extra bottles there are actual bike versions of these too Or just fucking stop and refill your bottles every 2 hours. You don't ride past a tap, for 2 hours? Really? Anyone working in their garden you can ask and any tap outiside a house or buisiness you can just use if there's no one to ask and gas stations mostly have taps.
>>1898664>You don't ride past a tap, for 2 hours? Really?yes, casual. some of us ride beyond our cozy urban bubbles.
>>1898720>crosschaining this bad>bidon full of mud and grimeyeah, that's a no for me champ
>>1898652This poster has never been on a forest trail in xer entire life
>>1898761>she thinks crosschaining is still a thing>she thinks you drink straight from BB bottleyup, casual as fuck
>>1898781tell me you ride at party pace without telling me you ride at party pace:
>>1898787anon please stop coping so hard, you're making an ass out of yourself
>>1898789you seriously think 7 hours on topf of a bike is some kind of flex?
>>1898792no, not reallybut 7 hours at 30km/h average is certainly not party paceI wonder where you're going to move the goalposts to now
>>1898789200km at 30kmh is pretty quick damn
>>1898789As far as this is actully humanly possible avarage speed, I call bullshit if there have not been at least a couple of stops to take a piss and you didnt hit the "pause" button on the recording.
>>1883482Had a frame bag on my bike last season. Decided I'd protect the paint with some tape because I noticed the straps were rubbing on my frame and damaging the paint. Cue the end of season, did a deep clean on my bike, and of course I remove the tape as well. The clearcoat came off with the tape.Not sure I'll go back to frame bags. Granted, the one I had was extremely shitty and cheap, and I'm going to work in a bike store so I might be able to get a nicer one that sits more snug and doesn't move around. I liked having it though, it made carrying my big lock around easier + some smaller tools.
>>1898811It says Elapsed time 10:32:11 and moving time 7:09:18, he had some 3 hours of breaks in the time. Can you read?
>>1898823And this is why moving time is a bullshit metric.
https://www.reddit.com/r/therewasanattempt/comments/123zdt7/to_do_the_right_thing_when_you_stumble_across_a/the cop isn't wearing a backpack but some kind of chest rig
>>1883482I keep all my food for 3 day trip in the frame bag + a pump, what do you mean a gimmick
Cheap chinese frame bags from AliX are the best thing I ever put on my bikes. Even if I still have to bring a light backpack or messenger bag it still helps a ton to offload all the heavy shit onto the frame like bike tools, food, water, etc. Plus it lowers the center of gravity. IMO frame bags should be the nr.1 thing anyone gets along with bottle cages. Only if you need to do heavy hauling like loading up for a bikepacking trip or getting groceries do you need to invest in racks and panniers. Those handlebar drink/snack bags like >>1898664 are also ridiculously handy to have. You can even stick your phone in there if you don't want to get a dedicated phone mount. Or a beer. Carrying everything in a backpack is amateur hour.
>>1900944just get a front basket. no need for all those bike versions of fanny packs. and it fits beer cases and a month's worth of toilet paper, if need be.
>>1900944yes i'm very smart and i went with a frame bag years ago even though the culture back then was either roadie freds or touring autists
>>1898819>MUH PAINT AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA